Yet another thread. Favorite 3 piece bands.

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  1. Guitardvark

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    my latest inclusion of 3 piece bands I enjoy are

    primus and the dead presidents
     
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    CCR was a three piece band, for a decent length of time. Tom had been kicked out and JC and the other 2 kept going, big tour, seemingly none the worst for it.

    XTC was a 3 piece band after Terry Chambers got married and left the band. Of course they did not tour, so the "validity" of 3 members was never tested in this way.

    I mean, CSN always had support from other musicians, at least during the bulk of the shows. So, this is how you define things. I mean, are we going to say Three Dog Night is a 3 piecer? I don't think so.

    On the other hand, John Hiatt and Joe Ely (and a third fellow, sometimes Lyle Lovett) validly entertained - just the three musicians.
     
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    Rush.
     
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    Ha, that was who I was going to mention when I then decided on The Blue Nile. They did do some radio appearances for Oranges and Lemons, even going on Letterman.
     
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    In the early 90s I liked Buffalo Tom and Urge Overkill although the latter added a fourth member live the one time I saw them.

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    fIREHOSE


    Raven


    Agent Orange


    The Chats


    Presidents of the United States of America
     
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    As far as the bands I like/love goes:
    Cream
    Budgie
    The Police
    The classic line-up of The James Gang
    Thin Lizzy
    Grand Funk/Railroad
    America
    Three Dog Night
    Mountain
    Ben Folds Five
     
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    I saw them in Montreal in 93. They were opening for Blind Melon ... They stole the show and been a fan since then. It's bad indeed they have some great songs that became hits in Canada and Australia. They have pretty good acoustic stuff too.
     
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    New song came out yesterday from Richie Kotzen in his 3 piece band.
    Vocals are impressive.

     
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    Gosh, like time since I've thought about Raven.

    I'll mention Vardis who are very much of the same era but a) I did see once and b) use telecasters so perhaps more pertinent here although c) still a three piece band. I think Raven were Geordies and a bit more heavy metal, Vardis from Yorkshire but both three piece NWOBHM bands from Northern England specialising in fast rock.
    My 16 year old self salutes you!

     
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    The guitarist for Raven plays a Telecaster too!
     
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    Quick Google didn't suggest that but all to the good!
     
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    ...plus she's got some good blues guitar instruction vids.
     
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    +1...and one of the loudest live shows I've attended. Never heard keyboards at that volume before or since.
     
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    You posted lots of good stuff, but you win for fIREHOSE and Agent Orange.

    Of course, fIREHOSE sprung from the ashes of another, already-mentioned, three piece, the amazing Minutemen (RIP, D. Boon.)

    My 20 year old daughter just turned me onto The Chats. Fun stuff. Reminds me of Toy Dolls a bit. Young, loud and snotty rock and roll.

    I saw fIREHOSE twice. They were a blast, and Mike Watt and George Hurley are one of THE finest rhythm sections ever.
     
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